Small Family Wineries with Carl

Carl holds the title of “Trip Advisor King” at the Yountville Welcome Center. Visit our TripAdvisor page and see just how many glowing reviews he has from visitors! Carl loves to tell our visitors all about Yountville and the Napa Valley. Moonlighting at Wine Country Connection, Carl loves to talk wine with everyone he meets!

While the big wineries have made Napa famous, the small wineries are the soul of the Valley. They are typically family owned, more artisanal and offer a more intimate experience.  Here are a few jewels that are near Yountville. Rent a bike from Napa Valley Bike Tours & Rentals in Yountville and you won’t even need a car to get to these three wineries from Yountville!

Remember all wineries in Napa Valley currently require an appointment and small family wineries tend to need even more advanced notice. 

Bell Wine Cellars 

(707) 944-1673
6200 Washington St, Napa, CA 94558

Located just south of Yountville Bell Wine Cellars is known for their warm hospitality and rich full cabs and merlots. Bell Wine Cellars offers a variety of tastings including a current release tastings ($35 per person), A Grape to Glass Tour ($75 per person), and A Sensory Tasting ($125 per person). 

Hoopes Vineyard

(707) 944-1869
6204 Washington St, Napa, CA 94558

Located across the street from Bell Wine Cellars is Hoopes Vineyard. Complete with farm animals and an impress garden Hoopes Vineyards is the perfect place to relax with a glass of wine and enjoy the true natural beauty of Yountville and the Napa Valley.

Mira Winery 

(707) 945-0881
6170 Washington St, Napa, CA 94558

Just up the street from Hoopes is Mira Winery, one of the newest wineries in the Napa Valley.  A unique personal experience, from the custom menu to the broad knowledge of the art of winemaking, Mira Winery will provide you with a tasting experience you are sure to write home about. Not to mention the fabulous, ready to drink, wines you will taste!

Elyse Winery 

(707) 944-2900
2100 Hoffman Ln, Napa, CA 94558

Located just across Highway 29 from Bell and Mira, Elyse Winery has producing exceptional wines for over 30 years. They offer wonderful Zins, Petit Sirahs and Rhone style blends. The small winery is a great place to relax in a friendly laid back atmosphere. The current release tasting is $40 per person and their reserve tasting is $75 per person and offered only on select days.